Elections

In November 2020, municipal elections will be held for the Reeve and Councillors representing odd-numbered divisions.

Election Day is Monday, November 9, 2020.

To find out more information on running for municipal office, the nomination process, campaigning, and nomination and candidacy tips, please click here.

Mail-in Ballot Voting

Council of the RM of Sherwood passed Bylaw No. 18/20, A Bylaw to Establish a Mail-in Ballot Voting System at the October 14, 2020 Regular Council Meeting.

Mail-in Ballot Voting – Bylaw No. 18-20

A voter who desires to vote by mail shall apply for a mail-in ballot kit, by filling out:

a) a Voter’s Registration Form, Form R, Schedule A
b) the Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-in Ballot, Form C, Schedule B

When applying to vote by Mail-in Ballot, eligible voters must complete these forms and provide the necessary voter identification to prove his or her identity.

Please note that Schedule A and Schedule B require a signature by a witness. This witness may be either:

  1. The returning officer;
  2. The deputy returning officer;
  3. The enumerator;
  4. Any other person authorized to sign oaths; or
  5. Any other person* (*including a member of the same household who is over the age of 18)

The revised bylaw allows voters to register to vote by mail by either registering in person at the municipal office OR apply electronically by emailing the forms to info@rmofsherwood.ca no later than one (1) day before Election Day.

To find out more information on the Mail-in Ballot Voting, please contact the Municipal Office at 306-525-5237.

Candidates

As of July 21, 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan, as part of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan, allows door to door canvassing. This includes the ability for candidates to campaign in an election.

Candidates are required to maintain physical distancing when visiting a residence and are encouraged to practice frequent hand hygiene and not to share common materials including pens, pencils and promotional materials.

Candidates and candidate’s agents have the right to be in attendance at advance polls or the poll on election day. Candidates and candidate’s agents will be subject to the same physical distancing requirements as voters and should be encouraged to wear a mask while in the polling area.

Declaration of Results

Declaration of Results – Reeve

Declaration of Results – Division 1

Declaration of Results – Division 3

Declaration of Results – Division 5

Advance Poll

Saturday, October 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rural Municipality of Sherwood Municipal Office at 4400 Campbell Street, Regina, SK

Notice of Advance Poll

Election Day

Monday, November 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rural Municipality of Sherwood Municipal Office at 4400 Campbell Street, Regina, SK

Notice of Poll

Notice of Abandonment of Poll

Notice of Abandonment of Poll – Councillor Division 1

Notice of Abandonment of Poll – Councillor Division 5

Nominations Received

Reeve

Nomination Form – Reeve – Jeff Poissant

Jeff Poissant

I am a 34-year old fourth-generation farmer living in the RM of Sherwood. I am immersed in the world of agricultural manufacturing working as an R&D Technologist with SeedMaster Manufacturing while also operating the farm. I was elected in a by-election in 2015, and was acclaimed to a 4-year term in 2016. I am seeking another 4 year mandate as the Reeve of the RM of Sherwood.

Over the last 5 years as Reeve I have been witness to many great accomplishments. We now have a new Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw which has greatly helped streamline developments within the RM. As well, our Water Treatment Plant is online and fully operational.

We continue to work on principles I ran on five years ago – transparency and accountability. We have opened up more of our meetings to the public, and now publish our agenda information packages online. We have used our Integrity Commissioner multiple times to ensure that everything we do is beyond reproach. Another step we are taking is having a training course developed for existing members of Council and any new members coming on board. This approach will help us maintain good governance.

While trying to maintain all of our services to high standards we are always looking for opportunities that will reduce overhead costs to keep our taxes as low as we can. I will continue to advocate for maintaining the service levels our ratepayers expect while being fiscally responsible.

Contact information:
Email: jeff.poissant@gmail.com

Nomination Form – Reeve – Susan Oakley-Paul

I’m Sue Oakley-Paul; I am a candidate for Reeve in the RM of Sherwood #159.

I grew up in a rural community near Avonlea. My family and I have resided in this RM for over 21 years. After a couple of years as an RM Councilor, I see room for change and I hope to advance our future direction.

One of my goals as Reeve, is to review outdated by-laws via committees headed by Councilors who chair and direct the process.

We need to establish interactive communication portals to get information and issues recorded and directed properly for suitable actions.

I am not convinced ‘One size fits All’. We need flexibility, open mindedness and we need to enable development.

Transparency and accountability are paramount for our ratepayers.

Contact information:
Email: soakley@sasktel.net
Phone: 306-529-6970

Councillor Division No. 1

Nomination Form – Division No. 1 – Brad Crassweller

Councillor Division No. 3

Nomination Form – Division No. 3 – John Wilke

Nomination Form – Division No. 3 – Jeffrey Gross

Councillor Division No. 5

Nomination Form – Division No. 5 – Rod Culbert